The Avery Pulse
October 29th, 2023
- November 1st - No School (Teacher Records Day)
- November 13th - Late Start
- November 14th & 16th - Parent Teacher Conferences (sign ups below)
- November 13th-16th - Scholastic Book Fair (more information below)
- November 20th - Picture Retake Day
- November 13th - November 17th - Food Drive competition! (more information below)
- November 22nd-24th - No School - Thanksgiving Break
- November 27th - Late Start
- December 11th - Late Start
- December 21st - Winter Parties @ 1:45pm
- December 22nd-January 3rd - No School - Winter Break
- January 4th - School Resumes
- January 15th - No School (MLK Holiday)
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Seeking Book Fair Volunteers
Be a part of your child's reading adventure - volunteer at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair and share the love of books with young readers on 11/13 - 11/17. There are times for everyone this year! Volunteer slots are available from 7:40 AM - 7:30 PM. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAA62AA7F85-45163620-book#/
Mom's Night Out - November 10th
It's time for the first Mom's Night Out of the school year! Join us for sips and snacks on Friday, November 10th from 7-11 pm.
Ticket sales benefit PTO - get yours today! https://mom-s-wine-nightnov2023.cheddarup.com
AVERY BUZZ BOOK 2023-2024 IS HERE
Dr. Peterson Survey
Dear Avery Families -
As part of my leadership, it is important to capture the thoughts of those I serve. Below is a survey for you to answer some questions about me and my leadership at Avery. Central Office collects the responses and then shares the results with me in order to ensure anonymity. It's essential for my professional growth to receive this feedback and reflect on how I can improve my leadership skills for the betterment of our community.
Please submit feedback by Thursday, November 2nd.
Thank you for your time and input!
Hannah Peterson, Ed.D.
REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW
Equity in Action Committee Community Recognition
The Webster Groves School District's Equity in Action Committee values and encourages peer-to-peer recognition for equity work. Last year, the EIA just developed and launched a Community Recognition initiative, which provides an opportunity for members of the community to recognize individuals (i.e. students, teachers, parents, friends, community members, etc.), schools, businesses, and organizations who make everyday contributions towards creating and cultivating a culture of dignity that values all human beings within the WGSD. To learn more about this opportunity and to make a recognition, please go to Community Recognition. The deadline is November 17, 2023 and April 19, 2024.
A Note from Mrs. Wallace… Avery’s School Counselor
Habit #1- Be Proactive
So far our Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grade classes have had a visit from Mrs. Wallace in order to begin the year Proactively J All of our students have had reminders about getting in the green zone and being proactive (in charge of yourself).
In Kindergarten - We introduced the Howard B. Wigglebottom series of stories with “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen”. Howard has to learn to be Proactive the hard way. We can learn from him and not make the same mistakes.
In First- We met Grinner and Blackbelt. Grinner is a flying squirrel but he does not have confidence when it comes to flying, school, and other things his friends do. Blackbelt is a wise raccoon that is a wonderful mentor for Grinner and he helps him learn 4 steps to always being a winner.
In Second- We Learned “How to Grow a Happiness Spot”. Second graders learned that they have the power to grow happiness spots everywhere they go. Happiness spots can grow through smiles, reading, creating, talking, and having gratitude…. There are so many ways to grow them!
In Third- graders learned how to Be Proactive. We read the Habit #1 story, Just the Way I Am. In this story Pokey the porcupine is sad when other students make fun of his quills. He learns that he is in charge of himself and he can focus on the positive aspects of being a porcupine. We also discussed the four things that are happening is you are faced with a situation where you might be being bullied.
Read, Right, & Run
Your child’s school is participating in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® program
and your child has expressed interest in joining. GO! St. Louis®, a local non-profit organization,
encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle
The GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® is a fully integrated marathon program for
children in grades K-8 that focuses on literacy, fitness, and character development. Students are
challenged to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds and learn to set goals to
RUN the necessary miles in preparation for their final race. After 26 weeks of hard work, the
program culminates each year when the students complete their race day goals of a 1.2 mile race
or a 5K race on April 6, 2024.
- Students in grades K-5 will train to complete either a 1.2 or 2 mile race.
- Students in grades 6-8 will train to complete a 5K race.
- As a GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® participant, we are here to support you throughout your training journey.
- An activity journal that allows students to track their books, deeds, and miles.
- Monthly informative emails filled with helpful hints on how to stay motivated, serve your community and book recommendations!
- Race bib, t-shirt, and finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line.
Please direct any questions to Mr. Velten. For more information on this
nationally recognized youth program, visit: gostlouis.org/rrrm.
We hope you will consider having your child participate in this annual event. Research shows that
regular exercise actually improves many areas of brain function including memory, stress
reduction, and attention span. All of these areas point toward academic success.
GO! St. Louis
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Arrival from 7:40-7:50 AM
Carpool drop-off only in front of school – parents to remain in vehicles with staff members assisting students
Families walking students to school will say goodbye at the external doors
No parking during arrival
Staff members will supervise at the curb
This entrance will be utilized for bus arrival
- Atalanta Avenue
We strongly encourage families to travel only from Bompart towards Glen to alleviate congestion and increase safety
No parking on sidewalks
Staff members will supervise at the curb
Kindergarten and First grades will dismiss out front
Third and Fourth grades will dismiss along the side
Secure Vestibule Entrance (located on Bompart)
Second and Fifth grades will dismiss out front
Back Parking Lot
Staff parking only
No entrance or exit from 2:20-2:50
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